Living With Nature Monthly Program
Join us for another season of free monthly programs to entertain, inform and educate. Invited speakers present topics related to bird biology and ecology, global and regional birding hot spots, and conservation issues that affect birds and their habitats. Program locations in Tucson, Green Valley and Oro Valley. Bookmark tucsonaudubon.org/lwn or better yet, become a Tucson Audubon member Introductory level (individual) is $35, and receive a weekly e-newsletter as part of your benefits. Perhaps you have ideas for future Living with Nature topics and speakers? Contact Katie Brown, events coordinator at email@example.com or call 520-629-0510 x 7012.
ORO VALLEY – 3rd Saturdays, Noon to 1 p.m.
Venue: WNPA Western National Parks Association, 12880 N Vistoso Village Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85755 See map
Seat Registration (opens one week before) Telephone: 520-622-6014
Saturday, March 17
How to Identify Birds of Prey with Steve Vaughan
Birds of prey can be challenging to identify. Here is an opportunity to learn some simple characteristics in this short class to help you identify these birds. Steve Vaughan is a professional photographer and ornithologist that has put together some formulas to guide you through this process. This program will be followed up with a field trip to the Tubac Hawk Watch on Sunday, March 18 register here – no limit for the field trip.
NOW FULL – please call about wait list. 520-622-6014 WNPA (space is limited to 60 seats per lecture)
TUCSON – generally mid-week, can vary. Time 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Venue: REI Tucson, 160 W Wetmore Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705 map
To register at REI’s website click here as we expect this talk to be popular!
Classroom doors open at 6, presentation at 6:30 pm.
Tuesday March 20
How You Can Make a Difference for Native Wildlife
with LaNella Gaines and Charlene Westgate
Did you know that you can provide critical habitat for Arizona’s wildlife in your own backyard? By planting native flowering plants, trees, and shrubs, you can become part of the growing movement to create pockets of habitat within the city that are essential to the survival of our native birds, butterflies, bees, and more!
Tucson Audubon’s LaNella Gaines, and master gardener & permaculture landscape designer Charlene Westgate present an informative discussion about Tucson Audubon Society’s public program, Habitat at Home and permaculture landscape design. Gardene
GREEN VALLEY – first first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., October through April 2018.
NOTE APRIL Date Change to allow for Spring Wing Fling membership event.
Venue: Green Valley Recreation’s Desert Hills Social Center, 2980 Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ 85622 See map
Saturday, April 14
Nestboxes: Building a future for our birds
presented by Citizen Science Coordinator, Olya Phillips
Many cavity-nesting birds like American Kestrels, Ash-throated Flycatchers, Lucy’s Warblers—and many other species—suffer from loss of habitat, especially in Arizona’s expanding urban centers. The lack of mature trees means fewer nesting cavities for them to use for breeding. Tucson Audubon’s Citizen Science Coordinator, Olya Phillips, is going to talk about the conservation importance of urban nest boxes and what Tucson Audubon is doing to increase nesting sites for our cavity-nesting birds. Learn what you can do to attract these birds to your Green Valley home!
Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742
Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624